How Analysts Feel About Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO)?

June 15, 2018 - By Ash

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.95 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.21, from 1.16 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 16 investors sold Nanometrics Incorporated shares while 43 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 29 raised stakes. 18.75 million shares or 2.46% less from 19.23 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Ima Wealth accumulated 89,976 shares or 1.08% of the stock. 1,282 were reported by Prelude Capital Limited Liability Company. Legal & General Grp Inc Public Ltd Com, a United Kingdom-based fund reported 44,311 shares. Public Sector Pension Investment Board reported 16,005 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Eqis Capital has 0.02% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Louisiana State Employees Retirement reported 10,500 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability Co has 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 112,460 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) owns 0% invested in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) for 1,211 shares. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys holds 0% or 15,125 shares. Bankshares Of America Corporation De holds 60,095 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc Inc invested in 704,074 shares. Ativo Cap Mgmt Limited Liability Com stated it has 18,000 shares. Icon Advisers Inc reported 0.05% in Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO). Principal Financial Gru accumulated 194,314 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Pdts Ptnrs Llc has 30,373 shares.

Since January 2, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 19 insider sales for $6.56 million activity. The insider Stultz Timothy J sold $575,200. Shares for $362,800 were sold by BENTLEY J THOMAS on Wednesday, May 9. $6,881 worth of stock was sold by Borowicz Stanislaw M. on Tuesday, January 2. $36,614 worth of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) was sold by Heidrich Kevin. Shares for $400,298 were sold by Taylor Janet Therese on Wednesday, May 2. 3,333 shares valued at $89,191 were sold by Rhine Bruce C on Thursday, February 22.

Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Nanometrics (NASDAQ:NANO), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 50% are positive. Nanometrics had 3 analyst reports since May 2, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating by Benchmark given on Wednesday, May 2. The company was maintained on Wednesday, May 2 by Stifel Nicolaus. On Tuesday, May 29 the stock rating was downgraded by Stifel Nicolaus to “Hold”. Below is a list of Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) latest ratings and price target changes.

29/05/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $35 Downgrade
02/05/2018 Broker: Benchmark Rating: Buy New Target: $36.0000 Maintain
02/05/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $34 New Target: $35 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.15% or $0.06 during the last trading session, reaching $39.97. About 206,420 shares traded. Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) has risen 41.44% since June 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 28.87% the S&P500.

Nanometrics Incorporated provides process control metrology and inspection systems for use primarily in the fabrication of semiconductors and other solid-state devices worldwide. The company has market cap of $954.91 million. It offers automated metrology systems that provide optical critical dimension, thin film metrology, and wafer stress for transistor and interconnect metrology applications; and integrated metrology systems that are installed onto wafer processing equipment to provide near real-time measurements. It has a 34.16 P/E ratio. The company's materials characterization products include systems that are used to monitor the physical, optical, electrical, and material characteristics of discrete electronic industry, opto-electronic, high brightness LEDs, solar photovoltaics, compound semiconductor, strained silicon, and silicon-on-insulator devices, including composition, crystal structure, layer thickness, dopant concentration, contamination, and electron mobility.

More recent Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Nanometrics to Present at the Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference” on May 23, 2018. Also Nasdaq.com published the news titled: “Nanometrics Updates Time of Webcast at Stifel 2018 Cross Sector Insight Conference” on June 11, 2018. Benzinga.com‘s news article titled: “Stifel: Encouraging Nanometrics Thesis ‘Intact,’ But Stock’s Valuation Is Full” with publication date: May 29, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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